How It Works
The Wireless Deer Fence® Deer Repellent Creates An Effective Psychological Barrier For Deer Around Your Yard And Garden. When A Deer Touches A Wireless Deer Fence Deer Repellent Post, It Is Instantly And Permanently Trained To Stay Out Of The Area Where It Has Been Shocked!
Negative Reinforcement Conditioning
The Wireless Deer Fence deer repellent and training system manipulates the instinctual behaviors of deer by causing a negative association between the smell of the deer repellent posts and the shock on their nose to create an effective deer repellent.
• Deer are browsers: Deer use their noses to investigate. When they encounter a Wireless Deer Fence deer repellent post, the sweet scent entices them to touch it, and they are shocked on the nose or tongue.
• Deer have an excellent sense of sight and smell: Smell is the most basic of the senses, and deer rely heavily on smell for their safety and livelihood. After a single contact with a Wireless Deer Fence deer repellent post, a deer thereafter associates the discomfort of the shock, not only with the sight of the posts, but also with the smell of the particular mixture of artificial scents used on the posts. After being shocked deer will not return to the area when it sees or smells the posts!
• Deer have good memories: Deer do not forget an area where they have been hurt. One contact with the Wireless Deer Fence deer fencing is a learning experience the deer will always remember.
• Deer are skittish animals: Deer instinctively rely on flight and avoidance for their safety. Fear is a powerful motivator for deer, and they immediately learn to avoid an area where they have been shocked by a Wireless Deer Fence deer repellent post.
• Deer are creatures of habit: Deer live in a specific area with set paths that they travel. When a deer has been shocked by the Wireless Deer Fence deer deterrent, it redefines its living area and changes the paths that it travels to avoid the area where it has been hurt.
• Deer are herd animals: When one deer is shocked, the violent reaction startles other nearby deer, and they are also frightened from the area. When one deer is afraid to return to an area, other deer will also be reluctant to enter. Fawns are dependent and learn from does. If a doe has been trained by a contact with a Wireless Deer Fence post and is afraid to enter an area, the fawns that are with them will also learn to avoid the area.However, this learning by association may be temporary, and in many cases, each deer will have to be trained on its own.
Deer Training Period for the Wireless Deer Fence Deer Control System
Initially, some ‘training period’ damage may occur even with the Wireless Deer Fence posts in place. When a new untrained deer comes into an area, it may browse some plants before finding and contacting one of the posts. Sometimes a deer won’t touch a post right away because the posts are strange objects and they smell like humans. If you have a lot of deer it will take a while to train them all.
The training period damage is kept to a minimum by using the proper number of posts and by properly placing the posts around deer entrances to the protected area and around the plants that deer like. Do not remove existing deer barriers such as fencing ot other barriers for a while to give the Wireless Deer Fence deer damage control system time to work. If possible, put the Wireless Deer Fence posts out before planting to train the deer to stay away before they can damage your plants.
Additionally, you can protect the plants that are deer favorites by using a deterrent spray on a temporary basis until all the local deer are trained.
The Wireless Deer Fence Works Like a baited electric fence for deer, but without any wires.
The Wireless Deer Fence and Moose
The Wireless Deer Fence deer deterrent not only repels deer, but has also been shown to be effective for keeping moose away.
Weather and the Wireless Deer Fence Deer Repellent
The Wireless Deer Fence posts may be discharged by rain, ice, and snow. The posts will automatically recharge when they dry out a bit.
The deer that have already been trained by the Wireless Deer Fence will still avoid the area even if the posts are shorted by rain or snow. If possible it is better to train the deer before the snow falls.
Except in areas of heavy snow you can use the Wireless Deer Fence deer repellent all year to train any new deer that come into your area.
To be effective in the winter, the Wireless Deer Fence posts should be kept clear of snow and ice, but it will not harm the Wireless Deer Fence posts to be lightly covered by snow and ice, but it will shorten the battery life. In areas of heavy snow the posts should be brought inside before the snow falls.
The posts can be re-deployed in the cleared areas.
Why the Wireless Deer Fence Deer Repellent
May Not Work
The Wireless Deer Fence deer control system has proven to be effective in most applications, but in a small percentage of cases it has not provided satisfactory deer control. The Wireless Deer Fence deer repellent functions to train unpredictable wild animals so it is not 100% effective. The following list of causes of failure is based on customer feedback since 2000 and field-testing since 1996. Knowing how this product works and understanding its limitations may help you avoid failure. Many of the causes of failure can be changed or avoided.
• Expecting too much or using too few posts You cannot expect three Wireless Deer Fence deer fencing system to provide complete and immediate protection for a large area. If you are only using a few posts you will have better results if you put them in a smaller area and closer together. The object is to put a post wherever you think a deer will find it. Deer are browsers and do not go to an attractant from a long distance. They have to come across the posts in their wanderings. So if you have three deer repellent posts placed 25 feet apart, there is a large chance that some deer may go between them without finding a post.
• You may not have immediate results The deer have to find a post and touch it. This does not always happen right away. Be patient during the training period. When given time to work, this deer repellent system has provided satisfactory deer control in a very high percentage of applications.
• Each deer has to be trained When a deer in a group is shocked, usually all the deer will run away. Later, the deer that have not been shocked may return and will have to be trained by touching a post themselves.
• New deer Even after all the local deer are trained, new deer will come into your area, and they may browse a bit before they find a post.
• Starving or extremely thirsty deer A tall, sturdy fence is the only deer repellent that will keep out starving deer. It is almost impossible to keep deer away from their only water source and it would be inhumane to do so.
• Improper positioning The Wireless Deer Fence deer repellent does not work like other fences. In addition to putting the posts around the perimeter, you must also position posts in the interior of the area. Then deer that may wander past the perimeter posts will still have a chance to find a post. Position the posts prominently so the deer will find them readily.
• Lack of maintenance The Wireless Deer Fence deer repellent posts must be tested to be sure they have a spark. The attractant must be replaced as directed. The posts should not be overgrown with vegetation and must be kept free of cobwebs, leaves, debris, snow, and ice. The posts must be kept upright.
• Deer tracks nearby posts If tracks and damage are seen beside a Wireless Deer Fence deer repellent post, it doesn’t mean that the post has not worked. The last thing that the deer touched may have been the post, in which case the deer won’t be back. Deep tracks are often seen near the posts. These are made as a deer made a quick exit.
• Post knocked over A post knocked over doesn’t mean that it has not worked. Deer sometimes knock the posts over when they are shocked.
• Established feeding areas for deer If the deer are used to feeding on certain foods in an area, they may ignore the posts at first in favor of what they are used to eating. They usually will touch a post eventually and be trained.
• Existing damage and damage due to other animals Carefully note existing damage when positioning posts. Sometimes new damage is caused by rabbits, groundhogs, or other animals.
• Defective posts Be sure the deer fence posts are sparking before putting them out. Having non-functional posts out will cause the system to fail .
• If all else fails… If the Wireless Deer Fence deer repellent does not provide satisfactory deer control it has a 2 year unconditional guarantee. Contact Us
Reference: Training Deer to Avoid Sites Through Negative Reinforcement